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the election. tara mergener reports that both campaigns are downplaying expectations. >> reporter: workers are setting the stage for wednesday night's presidential debate at the university of denver. both candidates are behind closed doors today getting ready. mitt romney is preparing in colorado and the latest polls show he is trailing the president in most swing states. >> we can do this. >> reporter: his running mate paul ryan is on a bus tour working to sway voters in iowa. >> our goal is to earn your support. we want to deserve this victory. >> reporter: vice president joe biden is in the battle ground state of north carolina today while president obama studies for the debate in nevada. he is holding practice sessions with former presidential candidate john kerry playing the part of mitt romney. on monday the president called campaign volunteers and told one of them what debate preparation is like. >> they're keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. they're making me do my homework. >> reporter: the stakes are high for wednesday's debate but both the white house and the romney ca
the elections for some of the candidates. i just think they will be more relevant in the future. as the tea party is not able to help out with the republicans, i think he will see a lot of people in the grass roots level leave the two parties and go to the third party. host: thank you for the call. jill stein just received a hundred $60,000 from the election commission because she is -- $160,000, she is out with a new web ad proclaiming with the green party is all about. [video clip] >> it is an end to unemployment, climate change and an end to corporate role. we are not talking spare change, we need a revolution. that is what we deserve it. what we do not deserve is pandering irresponsible [beep] passing itself off as campaigning. i cannot believe i said that, but that is how i feel. >> i am voting for jill stein. >> we need a green president. vote for jill stein. >> i am voting for jill stein. >> i am jill stein. i approve this message. host: dr. jill stein will be joining us later in the program. from the twitter page -- our question if you are just joining us are listening on c- span ra
time the two faced off this election cycle. it was a heated exchange at times. we have team coverage of commitment 2012. it did a party with -- a debate party with students. but we begin in denver. >> heading into this debate, both candidates try to live up to the billing. it started off civil with an embrace by the candidates' wives and an anniversary wish from the president to the first lady. >> i want to wish you a happy anniversary and the you know that a year from now we will not be celebrating it in front of 40 million people. >> the press and trees quickly faded -- the pleasantries quickly faded. >> governor romney's proposal calls for a $5 trillion tax cut on top of $2 trillion in additional spending for our military. he is saying he is going to pay for it by closing loopholes and deductions. >> i have five boys. i'm used to people sang something that is not always true but keep on repeating it and hoping i will believe it. that is not the case. i will not reduce the taxes paid by high-income americans. >> both candidates went all over the time on occasion. let's just above t
people if they believe we are on the road to greece. if this president is re-elected, that is the road we will be on. i will cut and cap spending and as to a balanced budget. -- get us to a balanced budget. [cheers and applause] the last up to get this economy going is to do this -- championed small businesses. help them grow and keep their taxes down. by the way, the president has a bad idea when it comes to small businesses. this is his idea of taking away the right of the secret ballot for workers when they decide whether or not they won a union. they should have a right to a secret ballot. he wants to take it away. i will protect the rights of workers. [applause] president obama says that he has created 5 million new jobs. what he has not told you is that the economy has not created jobs like it should have. this has been the slowest recovery since the great depression. as a matter of fact, he said we would be at 5.4% of unemployment. instead we are at 8.1%. 9 million jobs at different. that is the difference. when paul and i get to the white house, we will get america back to working
the november elections are quickly approaching...and maryland voters have some big decisionssto make.according to a recent balttmore sun &psay they'd support the dream &pact, while 41-percent opposs ii.the numbers are close and the split is within the maagin oo error. eeror.when it cooes to same-sex marriage...support advantage.49-percent of the t - voters polled saii they are in planninn to vote against it. a voter watchdog group says maryland."election integrity &pmaryland" says its foundtwo pases where people who registered to vvte are using the names offpeoplewho died. they say...many others who died...have not had their names removed from the voter rolls. the group says othhrss who are living...have registtred to vote twice in two different states. (kelleher) "and for every time one vote that's frauddlent gets cast, it's eeasing my vote which is a legitiiate vote and i don't think the ciiizens oo maryland should tolerate that." ttat."(mcdonough) we need an office offvoting integrity general in charge of it and a better reporting systtm." system."state eleccions officials deny
of the presidential election but go ahead -- caller: the unemployment drop of 7.8% is wonderful. however, i think it is deceiving. like myself and quite a few other people, i was on unemployment. i am no longer receiving unemployment because it ran out. i am working now. i am working in the mortgage industry which i was laid off from. in manufacturing, there are ample amounts of manufacturing positions available. i'm no longer on unemployment. i was working in manufacturing and receiving food stamps because of the amount they are paid in that sector. host: what type of manufacturing is it to tex? caller: it is making parts for cars. host: tells about the physical aspect of the job. caller: the hours are wonderful, it is a full-time position. the job itself is the assembly o-rings on pistons for engines for cars and shipping them out. making $9 per hour and receiving food stamps and i could barely make my bills. host: a larger the company is it? caller: it is a small company. host: from twitter -- spencer, okla., good morning. caller: good morning. i am currently unemployed. i worked for a company
in the second term. >> the romney -- governor romney. >> this is an important election and i'm concerned about america. i am concerned about the taking over the last four years. i know this is bigger than an election about the two of us as indivvduals. -pit is bigger than our respecte parties. it is an election about the course of america. what kknd of america do you want to have for yourself and your children? there are two seven pads we begin speaking about this evening. we will have two more presidential debates and a vice presidential debate. we will talk about those two pads. -- paths. you do not have to just look at our work. you can look at the record. if the president would be reelected, you will see a middle-class squeeze. income going down, and prices going up. in come up p again. if i am president, i will help to create 12 million new jobs in this country with rising incomes. if the president is elected, obamacare will be fully installed. that will mean a whole different life. many will lose their insurance. if i am elected, we will not have obamacare. we will put in place the kind
it "forewarned." with your help, paul ryan and i will get elected. [cheers and applause] you'll see enterprises a large and small decide to open their doors and expand. we will see the kind of recovery that america needs and deserves. i have confidence in the american people. i know that created and patriotic people in here. we love this country. there is no other nation on earth like it. we are an exceptional nation. i believe that. when the founders wrote that document known as the declaration of independence, they changed the world with insights that god gave us our rights and not the government. [cheers and applause] these are rights which we have. i love america. my confidence in the future comes from my passion for this country and for the people of this country. do you realize how unusual we are as a people? i do not know how it began, but it is here. it is in our hearts. some years ago when i was serving as governor of my state, the then president of israel came to boston. i happen to have a lunch with him in someone's apartment. someone said to him, "what you think about america's invo
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come back and you know, fred's points are well taken which is for a lot of voters, the election started last night. if he is going to have a come back in ohio, it started last night. >> and fred and then we are going to open it up for the rest of you folks -- president obama one last time and beat senator mccain by seven points. now, part of it was you know, 66% of the vote among 18 to 29-year-olds, 67% of the vote among latino voters. african-american was like 95-4 or something like that and the poll has shown the african-american vote is rocksolid for the president and the numbers extremely high so lets let's just sort of assume rough parity with last time. but the question was, as you suggested the turnout levels among latino voters and i would add young voters very much questionable and when i have gone on campuses i cannot find a pulse. you saw a registration table registered to voters. there might be a couple of people behind the table to register people and nobody in front of the table registering. there's there is just no pulse there. is it safe to say that a seven-point
. >> this is the second to the last jobs report before election day. the economy has been stuck in low gear. building on a the momentum of wednesday night's debate, romney is trying to reverse his fortunes in ohio, where he is falling behind. >> we have lost half a million manufacturing jobs and china has passed us in manufacturing. >> it is not a plan for our economy or to strengthen the middle class. it is not changed and we will not do it. >> the latest job report, cold hard facts, certain to be the subject of heated debates. the next jobs report comes out four days before the election. >> 6:10. a word of warning before you make a purchase on your smart phone. >> a recall for honda. >> a school bus takes a plunge off a highway overpass. find out what caused this scene when we comeback. >> we have a touch of winter in the seven-day forecast. >> we have the problem in brooklyn we are monitoring and brooklyn we are monitoring and we will >> beautiful shot downtown new the sports museum. hopefully there will be baseball later this weekend. we're hoping the orioles can win tonight. the weather will cha
on the stage. >> what happens could be only five weeks until election day. t debate will focus on policy.omy and domestic both candidates took a break intense debate prep tuesday. mitt romney grab a bite to eat denver while president obama dam.ed the hoover >> it is spectacular. >> will tell relied heavily on mates this week to campaign. >> how they can justify raising taxes on middle-class. >> it did not take long for paul that.o pounce on >> vice-president biden today the middle class over e last four years has been buried. we agree. we need to stop digging -- start by electing mitt romney. the race is still close. every word tonight could impact election. abc news, denver. >> tonight's debate happens to fall on the same day as the obamas 20th wedding anniversary. mrs. obama will go to reno to voters and then to be .n the audience in denver they will celebrate on saturday. his campaign is asking supporters to sign an card for the first couple. the debate is at 9:00 tonight. at 11:00, scott thuman will have analysis. vice-president biden's flight into weather approaching charlotte, so t
. >> it was crazy. it was election. >> when firefighters arrived, the fund smoke and fire in the first and second floors. on the first floor, a bar. the fire went to three alarms when it turned dangers on the third floor. >> firefighters got in their early this morning, that up to the third floor and pulled the ceiling to try to find the fire when it rolled back over on them and they had to get out. >> we had a partial roof collapse. the commander ordered all members out into an exterior attack. >> it would take nearly two hours to get the fire under control. one firefighter was sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. >> two wednesday night shootings that turned into homicides, a city police told us that a man shot personal -- multiple times just before 9:00 p.m. he died in shock trauma. police confirmed that the victim in wednesday night's shooting of the 4700 block of heights wa survived. the police department has identified detectives involved asreg boyd, michael voderick and todd stroman. strom and was shot in november 2010.
with it. maybe right up to election day americans will still be making up their minds. >> let's turn to overseas. i know there are some things that concern you, but let me first ask you about libya, the deaths of those four americans, including the american ambassador to libya on september 11th. friday we got the administration sort of definitive statement this looks as though it was a preplanned attack by a terrorist group and some of whom were sympathetic to al qaeda. why do you think and are you bothered that it has taken them this long from september 11th to now to get to this conclusion? >> i think it interferes with the depiction that the administration is trying to convey that al qaeda is on the wane that everything is fine in the middle east. >> you think it's political? >> i think there are certain political overtones. how else -- how else could you trot out our u.n. ambassador to say this was a spontaneous administration? >> maybe he thought that at the time. >> five days later? that doesn't pass the smell test. it was either willful ignorance or biz malintelligence to thin
% seasonal factors. election factors. >> demographics. don't forget, we have the baby boomer age which is actually a true factor. >> are you forecasting 5.9? >> probably not. >> i bet you we get 7.9, don't you think? >> today? >> eventually, yeah, but not today. >> is that a conspiracy theory? >> exactly what it is. we're at 8.1. >> is this obama metrics? a special gauge for the metrics? >> phil, you're talking hundreds of thousands of jobs where you finally get down to this net number and then you got all these other assumptions that go into the participation rate. and there must be 100 assumptionses th s thathat go i. >> you're sitting with a 30 year low. you could easily throw another couple hundred thousand discouraged workers in there and bring the number under eight. the metrics that we look at, in the post war era, no president's ever won re-election with it under 7.3. so there's no way we're getting down to 7.3 in the next month. >> it's following what we now call the great recession, whether that's accurate or not, and that makes it different this time because it's a lot of pe
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of elections investigate. >> and we don't believe you can have free and fair elects if the information is incorrect. >> the state elects officials say there is no evidence of fraud. >>> and in a few hours, president obama and mitt romney will face off for the first presidential debate. stage is set, spotlight on denver tonight. the new polls indicate that mitt romney may need to sway undecided voters during the debate. a cnn poll averaged 7 recent surveys and overall, president obama had 49 to 45%. well, tonight's debate, will it make a difference among the voters? craig bosswell is live in denver with more now. craig. >> reporter: good evening to you. three hours and counting until the main event here. the first presidential debate of the 2012 campaign. the first question will go to president obama and that is followed by two-minute answers on the topic and the 15 minutes and there will be a discussion about that topic. this debate is divided up into three 15-minute segments. the economy, roll on government and leadership style. the pressure is certainly on, on mitt romney to perform
>> good morning, everyone, it's sunday, october 7th, i'm alisyn camerota. 30 days until election day and it's a whole new ball game. mitt romney up in the polls and riding high in the all important sunshine state. >> four years after presidency has not been able to get america back on track. he can't, he doesn't know how. i know how and i will get the job done. >> alisyn: so can romney keep up with the president in the cash race? we'll break down the numbers. >> speaking of campaign cash after the poor performance in the debate the president's off to hollywood. going to hollywood. is the president actually worried? the left is going to stream right? we report, you decide. >> america, we have a new odd couple. >> (cheers) >> and what would you like for christmas, little boy? >> more from the debate between bill o'reilly and jon stewart, last night. whatever show that was. >> "fox & friends" begins right now. ♪ >> good saturday morning-- or sunday morning. >> that's close. well, it's still saturday somewhere. >> alisyn: in your brain. >> peter johnson, jr. in for dave briggs. >
: election integrity maryland says its research shows rupus harris in who died in 2003 voted in 2008. other names registered after death are james procter of laurel who died in '88 and registered in '92. and virginia who died in 1991 and registered in 1992. >> out of 11,000 challenges that we filed, 1500-plus were of deceased voters that have been allowed to stay on the voter rolls. >> reporter: eim says it also found a woman in a nursing home with two voter registrations who doesn't remember voting since 2006. >> and yet her voter registrations have been used consecutively in all even year elections, primary and general elections. >> reporter: here's where the state board of elections weighs in. >> they did say there was one 67-year-old voter who's residing in a nursing home who they say has registered twice, has been voting multiple times in different elections. there's no evidence to support that claim. go have to be very careful with this information and we do check everything to make sure that it's accurate. >> reporter: the board of elections intends to check the other names in the re
days before election day, mitt romney stumping in on the on stop negligent crucial state of florida. speaking at a rally outside of orlando, the republican nominee continued focusing on the economy. >> when it came to jobs and the e commune, he doesn't have anything to add to what he's doing the last four years. >> reporter: in the white house weekly address, president obama touted the count -- the country's unemployment rate in september. >> and on friday, we learned the unemployment rate is at the lowest level since i took office. more americans are entering the workforce, more americans are getting jobs. >> reporter: president obama in cleveland trapped governor romney's tax plan. >> mr. romney wants another $5 trillion in tax cuts that he can't pay for. we're not going let that happen. >> no. >> reporter: the president has no public events today and is off celebrating 20 years of marriage with the first lady. the campaign announced a huge fund raising hall for september totaling $181 million. republicans have yet to report their september totals. >> we're in it to win it. >> yea
himself to kennedy. >> here's the punch line of that, who won the election? bush and quail. >> staying cool under attacks? >> here you go again. >> you get points. being too cool -- >> if kitty were raped and murdered, would you favor a death penalty for the killer? >> no, i don't, bernard. >> michael's numbers dropped immediately after the seemingly too cool answer. the undecided need reasons to decide. >> substance is more important, but demeanor counts. >> he checks his watch and he suffers from it. al gore hurt by his sighing. this year, look for this. >> i have never seen this much lying as i have in this campaign. >> gary is lining up all the possible mistakes that have been made over the years, but as he mentioned at the end, there's a big difference between a gasp and an outright lie. here we are committed to telling you the difference between the two tonight and to that end, we are here where they will be fact checking these. i'm standing next to paul singer, the political editor who will be in charge of the fact checking effort. explain exactly how it's going to work
is doing before th . election >> hallie jackson has more. what predictions are out there? >> the unemployment rate will collect up to 8.2%, slightly higher than it had been. not a big surprise. some wonder how much an impact will have on the race for the white house. president obama and mitt romney visiting swing states in the run-up to the election are keeping an eye on today's unemployment report. an economist says it looks like the economy we have now is the one on election day. >> i do not think we will see any movement that will sway the election eve their way. >> the unemployment rate does have an effect on voters. including those who are looking for jobs. >> you can blame obama and you could say it is not his fault. it is another reminder that the recovery is not going smoothly. >> the federal reserve is doing almost everything in its power to provide the conditions for further economic growth. >> it is out to congress and whoever is elected this fall to make a difference. >> we can wait or we can change our policies and having more aggressive fiscal policy. >> eco
fundraiser for president obama's re-election campaign. national geographic's president told "new york times" the network chose the november 4th debut date here to help promote its fall schedule. he says other than being commercially opportunistic, we weren't considering the election. end. there you have it. i'm brooke baldwin. hope you have a wonderful weekend. don't go anywhere. wolf blitzer is up next. "the situation room" starts now. >>> brooke, thanks very much. happening now, important and surprising numbers about jobs forcing both the president and mitt romney to re-write their pitch to voters. ge's former boss calls the jobs numbers unbelievable. wait until you hear the smackdown he gets from a one-time member of the obama white house. and mitt romney's complete aboutface. how he now calls his 47% remarks totally wrong. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with president obama out there on the campaign trail making the most of today's unexpected and potentially, potentially game changing numbers about jobs. with only 32 days to go before the elect
debates tonight. >> yeah. >> a reminder that the elections, of course, are around the corner and jill martin is here. she actually has a patriotic theme to her fun finds this morning, everything from chocolates, to jewelry, all with the red, white and blue. >> when i think presidents, i think bling. >> i know. i think i want to shop. >> so we're also going to talk about how to pay off credit card debt. our 911 money team is here with the 411 or the 311 if you have a question about alternate side parking. >> very nice. and it's breast cancer awareness month, and we've got everything you need to know about breast cancer risk factors, detection and the latest in medical advances. >> all right. before we get to all that, we want to check in with the news of the day. natalie morales at the news desk. >> good morning, savannah, david and al. good morning, everyone. more trouble in the skies for american airlines as a flight was diverted to dallas last evening when the crew was alerted to a landing gear issue. the plane landed without incident this. comes after another american airlines plan
30 days until election day some polls show the race tightening. coming up, we'll break it all down for you. >>> a new trend in an increasing number of companies pea touring overweight people in their ads. is this a new age in advertising? we'll talk about it. >>> then, this is a crazy story, listen to this, a south carolina man comes home from vacation to find things in his house just as he left them. great, no problem. but hold on. when his kids go on facebook they see something familiar, their house, with other teenagers having a wild party right there in their home. coming up, why these teens could be in big trouble all because they overshared online. >> a little risky business. >>> a bit later i'll catch up with the director and the cast of the "princess bride." it was released 25 years ago. hard to believe. didn't make a big splash at the time certainly at the box office but since then it's become so somewhat of a cult classic. its lines are often quoted. the robin wright film and what it was like to make the movie. >> we've been talking all morning, you're like the lucky guy
for political purposes, perhaps for election purposes. and i'm not sure that plighting our intentions to put out difficult nit time lines was and would be the smartest answer. you've got people over there that want to do us harm. you've got the taliban there that think about human bppings differently than we do. we know about the atrosstiss to women. and so we haven't done a good enough job in educating our country about the bad guys that exist. that we need to meet them offshore before they come on shore. it's only been ten years since 9/11. >> first of all, i applaud the president for having brought our sons and daughters home from iraq. a war we should have never been in and a war i voted against. i have been an advocate in changing our policy in afghanistan to count terrorism. we're trying to prop up a government in afghanistan. couldn't terrorism requires far less troops and focuses at striking against al qaeda sweledl as well as any taliban insurjents we might need for the purpose of our fight. i believe that the draw down in afghanistan is well positioned. i'm actually an advocate of some
are watching this tonight. the first in the presidential debates in this election cycle between president barack obama and former massachusetts governor mitt romney. the stage is ready in denver, colorado. the university of denver. and all of the expectations management to the contrary, the two men you're going to see tonight are very good debaters. they have four ivy league degrees between them, after all, and 50 debates between them, though not against each other until tonight. there is a critical third man on that stage tonight in denver. that's the moderator, jim lehrer of pbs. he's done a dozen of these. and the rules, which he will announce at the start, give him broad leeway to guide the conversation and the debate. it is a cold room in denver. the campaigns wanted the temperature low. and it's not likely to stay that way once we get under way. both men have been prepping for days. this happens to be the obamas' 20th wedding anniversary. moments ago we saw a warm embrace between mrs. romney and mrs. obama. they both met each other at the front of the hall. their hiss, this is the f
-on-one, the candidates debate. now reporting from abc news election headquarters in new york, diane sawyer and george stephanopoulos. >> and good evening. this is it, the biggest night in the ration for the white house 2012. and we are so glad you are joining us, as the presidential gladiators get ready to walk into a big arena. there's the stage. president barack obama, governor mitt romney are standing by in the wings right now and jofgeor it is hard to imagine the pressure on them. as many of 60 million of us could be watching tonight. >> first of three debates. and the first debates almost always help the challenger. mitt romney needs it. it's a tight race, he's behind. >> and tonight, to cover it all, our team, inside the debate hall. and keeping watch in our fact check desk, and also, with us right here in the studio, the insiders from both parties, ready to weigh in on who woman and the big moments we'll remember tomorrow. >> the moderator tonight, jim lehrer from pbs. he's moderat 12 debates, more than anybody else. here he is right now. >> good evening, from the magnus arena at the universit
and romney debate. many of the issue that could be deciding factors in the election. both candidates were aggressive as they talked act the economy, health care and the role of the government. karen travers breaks down the argument. >> reporter: the president and romney finally went head to head. right out of the gate the candidates boiled down their economic arguments. >> governor romney, has a perspective that says if we cut taxes, go toward the wealthy and roll back regulation that we will be better off. i have a different view. >> the president has a view similar to the one he had when he ran four years ago. if you will trickle down government would work. that's not the right answer former. >> reporter: his comments about the 47% have taken a toll on his campaign. even before that leaked video show that americans think he favors the wealthy. tonight he wanted to try to change that perspective. >> the people who are having the hard time right now are middle income americans. under the president's policies they have been buried. they are just being crushed. i will not under any circu
in virginia at george mason in fairfax. we will have a live report. >> a with abc 7, your election station. continuing coverage of the election and the latest information on our website at wjla.com. turning to a story developing in bethesda. montgomery county fire fighters on the scene of a propane leak in bethesda. >> at least five homes have been evacuated. fire crews monitoring air quality. john gonzalez has an exclusive with the affected residents. >> unique, modern technology being added to this home. but careless mistake this morning for his -- put his entire neighborhoods in danger. >> you could smell the gas in the air. >> workers were digging thermal wells for heating and cooling but a bobcat excavator drove over a vent pipe connected to one of thousand dollars underground propane tank. hundreds of gallons started spewing into the air quickly. the panic level rose quickly. they called the hazmat team and we got evacuated. >> most of the homes on the block were evacuated. an elderly man needed assistance. this is not the way residents wanted to start their day. >> a little disconc
romney because of what they see in the debate, that could sway the election. now if the debates are a draw, that's probably to the advantage of president obama. it is mitt romney who needs to shake things up in these debates. >> and find out whether or not things get shaken up for yourself. watch tonight on channel 9, wusa9 and check out our website. take advantage of that fact checking from the news people here at u.s.a. today. back to you in the studio. >> do you remember in past elections when the voter said they might move out of the country if their candidate didn't win? >> oh yeah, usually an empty threat for sure. >> tonight, one airline has a way for them to make good on those threats. of course, it's coming from jet blue, who else? it's going to give away 2012 seats to customers whose candidates don't win the presidential election. all you have to do is log on to their website, let the airline know who you are pulling for and after november 6, the airline will draw winners of that pool from losing supporters. so, what do you think? >> i don't buy that. if they were
not this november. a judge blocked the law from going into effect on election day. opponents of the law say it would have unfairly prevented the elderly and minorities from voting. state officials have the option of appealing through the supreme court of the state. >>> well early voting now underway in ohio. it's the key battleground state in the election. last year, 30% of ohio voters cast their ballots before election day. >> gray, gloomy, and rainy. at least that's how the day was earlier. now the rain has gone away. topper is out on the weather terrace. we wonder, will it be back overnight? >> run the risk of a couple showers and storms. but actually, that's the good news because that warm front will put us into a better place tomorrow. let's start with the radar. most of the showers and storms are well south and east of us and also just north of richmond. we'll zoom in a little bit. we had a couple early thunderstorms, leanardtown, southern st. mary's county, calvert county. that is gone. all we are left with is drizzle and some fog. temperatures are nice. in fact, this is as warm as it has b
of the night. at one point mitt romney told the president point blank that if elected, he would repeal his health care law to which the president responded by saying, but we've seen this model work really well in massachusetts. here's part of that exchange. >> i want to take the $716 billion you've cut it and put it back into medicare. by the way, we can include a prescription program. but the idea of cutting $716 billion from medicare to be able to balance the additional cost of obama care is in my opinion a mistake. with regards to young people coming along, i've got proposals to make sure medicare and social security are there for them without any question. >> if you repeal obama care and i have become fond of this term obama care, if you repeal it, what happens is those seniors right away are going to be paying $600 more in prescription care. they're going to have to be paying copays for basic checkups that can keep them healthier and the primary beneficiary of that repeal are insurance companies that are estimated to gainle billions of dollars -- gain billions of dollars back when the
to significantly lower the unemployment rate. the next jobs report comes out in four days before the election. reporting live on capitol hill, i'm danielle lee, news 4. >> our team coverage of the presidential election takes us to opposite cornerses of virginia. while governor romney was in coal country in abington, president obama was in fairfax. the president talked about more than just jobs today. >> hello, patriots. >> reporter: in a performing arts hall filled mostly with women, the jobs report wasn't all president obama wanted to talk about. women's health care was another focus and the president's defense of what even he now proudly calls obama care. >> i don't think a working mom in arlington should have to wait to get a mammogram because money is tight. i don't think a college student in fairfax or charlottesville should have to choose between textbooks or the preventive care she needs. that's why we passed this law. i'm proud of it. >> reporter: in contrast a shaky debate performance the president energetically jabbed back at his opponent, accusing mitt romney of misleading american
that could decide this election. he leads mitt romney by two percentage points among likely voters nationwide. according to the latest "washington post"/abc news poll. the president leads his republican rival by 11 points among likely voters in swing states. that includes virginia, ohio, and florida. both candidates will spend the next couple of days preparing for their first debate. it takes place wednesday night in november. the president is getting ready in nevada. romney is already in denver. >>> and vp candidate paul ryan will prepare for his debate in virginia as well. the republican congressman will hold a three-day camp starting on wednesday. it is still unknown where he'll be exactly in the state for his debate prep. as for vice president joe biden, he's using maryland representative chris van holland to stand in as ryan. the vp debate is set for october 11th in kentucky. >>> today the supreme court's new session begins. the nine justices will rule on several key cases, including where race should be a factor in college admissions. the court will also decide whether to curtail parts
. even if the lame-duck congress comes to terms after the election, md. is exposed. >> its still remains vulnerable to long-term cutbacks. it is one of the reasons the taxpayers should remain concerned about any increases to the state's debt. >> the committee voted 4-1 to raise the debt ceiling. the state comptroller of post. he wants to float as much as $750 billion in debt over five years, but the committee is only allowed to vote on one year at a time. >> some classic tv shows now on wbal +. >> we will tell you about metv. >> new polls are out as the president and mitt romney gear up for their first debate. >> the orioles did some good news as far as their postseason. wet weather so, we all set? i've got two tickets to paradise! pack your bags, we'll leave tonight. uhh, it's next month, actually... eddie continues singing: to tickets to... paradiiiiiise! no four. remember? whoooa whooaa whooo! you know ronny, folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. and how happy are they jimmy? happier than eddie money running a travel agency. get happy. get geico. fif
it would get below 8%. now with one more report before election day, it could be persuasive. >> today, i believe that, as a nation, we are moving forward again. we are moving forward. >> as always, there are countless momentum shifts and the president followed at his debate with more headlines. across the state, a counter argument. >> there are fewer new jobs this month than last month. >> the numbers are what they seem. >> the reason it has come down is due to the fact more and more people have stopped looking for work. >> regardless of how we got to 7.8%, it looks like progress. unemployment was once at 10%. >> that is always a positive thing. i do not know how you could spend it. >> meanwhile the president went after brawny on a different set of numbers, reducing the -- after romney on a different set of numbersg the deficit. >> of mitt romney will bring down the hammer on sesame street. >> republicans insisting it is time to tighten our fiscal belt if we are serious about the recovery based on what they call a more realistic math. new numbers is coming in now we see a mitt romney is
anything until after the election in november. >> is all or nothing? is there a chance they could survive partially? >> they still have to figure it out. there are some bush administration tax cuts all the way through the obama administration. what they're going to do is figure out they will renew some of them, let them expire. bottom line -- we will all feel the pain, it's just a question of how much. >> will be interesting to see if they discuss that in the debate might. revenue this year, down load our election 2012 app to see the latest campaign pictures and follette updates during tonight's debate. search commitment 2012 on your smartphone and tablets a day. >> the death of a man who died in police custody has been ruled a homicide. >> please note confirming what we have heard about the death of anthony anderson. will the officers involved be charged? >> he died 10 days ago after being arrested by city police in east baltimore. he initially reported he may have choked on drugs he had shot in his mouth during the rest. the autopsy concluded die from blunt force trauma, maybe kick door
to the hurting theout middle class. >> now, five weeks before the election, if he says his idea is never mind. >> other topics included medicare reform. while there was not a knockout punch from either side, some feel the president may have been relax. >> he seemed he was a little detached at times. most agreed that romney led the debate. could give him the boost he needed. >> he came in and fought the it.t i think he put the president on times.ensive a number of >> the candidates are not wasting time. on the campaign trail today. big debate is next week the vice presidential candidates go one-on-one. abc news, denver. >> the presidential candidates the origin port asked what they were due to cut waste from the federal budget. >> you could say mitt romney had response.emorable he took a shot at the sesame bird. character big >> i would stop the subsidy to pbs. like big bird, but i g on thingsep spendin that we have to borrow money for.china to pay there was a picture of what big bird holding a sign on the internet saying we will work for food. he has gained $22,000. a spokesman person for twi
is ticking down to election day. how both presidential candidates spent their sunday. >> my to people living in this country [ malemannouncer ] who will raise taxes on the middle class? according to an independent non-partisan study, barack obama and the liberals will raise taxes on the middle class by $4,000. the same organization says the plan from mitt romney and common sense conservatives is "noa tax hike on the middle class." wantofroof? read the non-partisan study for yourself at american.com. o obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> you are watching abc 7 news at 6:30. >> the pharmacy that distributed the steroid linked to the deadly fungal meningitis has issued a voluntary recall. the announced their decision today. it spans nine states including maryland and virginia and has killed at least seven. u.s. health officials reported an additional 27 cases today increasing the total number to 91. >> taking a look at vote 2012. both candidates taking an opportunity to get
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